He's a former rapper on MTV and wrote and performed the NBA's Emmy Award-winning "I Love This Game" music campaign and the popular New York Knicks anthem "Go NY Go." When he's not running ultra-marathons, eating vegan food or being a dad to his four kids, Jesse can be found at the NBA's Atlanta Hawks games, where he's an owner of the team. He is married to Spanx founder Sara Blakely.
He also wrote Living with the Monks: What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus. This former MTV rapper brings his “live life out of the box” approach to the stage and uses the wisdom and humor of his books to illustrate the importance of increasing your mental-toughness meter.
Jesse’s resume is constantly being updated as he is continually raising the bar and adding to his LIFE RESUME. As a lifelong runner with a passion for endurance challenges, he completed an Ultraman (6.2 mile open water swim, 261.4 mile bike, 52.4 mile run) at the age of 53, the same year he sold his endurance hiking company, 29029 Everesting, to iFit (2022). This is not uncommon for the successful serial entrepreneur who built and sold Marquis Jet to Warren Buffet (2010) and partnered with Zico Coconut Water which they sold to Coca-Cola (2013).
Jesse’s career start is unlike anyone else, he was a rapper on MTV (1991) who scored and sank a record deal, became the Manager of the greatest hip hop band ever Run-DMC and wrote the anthem for the NY Knicks and many others. He sold his jingle company Alphabet City, but not before he established amazing relationships with the likes of Jay-Z and others.
He always says, you don’t have to be the smartest in the room, but you have to be the most passionate. He now teaches these principles in his Build Your Life Resume coaching course – where thousands of people have learned from his zest for life, and applied it to their own.
When he’s not training with Navy Seals (Living with A Seal) or learning from monks (Living with Monks) – you can find him dunking in 36 degree cold plunges and sweating in surface of the sun hot saunas as part of his latest venture, All Day Running Co. This is a brand built on the foundation of combining race-like challenges & adventures (Half-Marathons, Marathons, etc.) and combining them with retreat like experiences (Hot/Cold Therapy).
At the end of the day, his proudest accomplishment is his family – with 3 sons and a daughter, he and his wife, Sara Blakely (founder of SPANX), have their hands full.
Elite Coaching with Jesse and his Expert Mentors to Optimize Business, Mindset, Wellness and Adventure
Our unique Mastermind program spans a wide range of specialties from business, finance, leadership, relationships, fasting, endurance sports, mindset, health and wellness and so much more - with coaches/mentors for each category. The program ranges from established CEOs that want to plan more balance in their lives to athletes, young entrepreneurs, and entertainers. We have experiential retreats throughout the year where we focus on getting out of our comfort zones and trying something new. This is where real change happens.
Create Winning Habits, Winning Routines and a Winning Mindset
What major goal are you going after? Run a 5k, lose weight, take your business to the next level? In this presentation, Jesse taps into pieces of his “all-in” group coaching program, Build Your Life Resume. The focus is on taking specific steps toward personal growth areas, in business, family, personal, or physical and challenging ourselves to tap into reserve tanks we all have, but so few of us access.
Life and Business Lessons Learned Living with a Navy SEAL
Jesse channels his book Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet and shares lessons learned during his month of living and extreme fitness training with a Navy SEAL to illustrate the importance of increasing your mental toughness meter.
- Ready, Fire, Aim
Pulling from his diverse background spanning entrepreneurship, the music industry, and competitive running, Jesse has created a motivational, inspirational, emotional, and energetic new speech accompanied by his own DJ, encouraging audiences to always aim high by keeping perspective and taking risks.
- The Bus Ride
Always living his life outside the box, Jesse was a rapper on MTV, co-founded the world's largest prepaid private jet company, helped pioneer the Coconut Water craze, ran a 100 mile race and has spent time living with a group of monks and a Navy SEAL. Since few are ready to take on these challenges themselves, learn valuable life lessons from Jesse's experiences and how you can build your own life resume.
- Ignoring the Tap on Your Shoulder
One of the biggest regrets we can ever have is not living up to our true potential. The good news is, it’s preventable. Jesse Itzler takes us on a humorous ride that spans business, wellness and mindset. At the end, you will walk away with actionable steps to help you start over indexing in the key buckets of your life.
- Build Your Life Resume: The Power of Experience
We put so much emphasis on our traditional resume. What if we flipped that model upside down and focused on building our LIFE resume instead? Jesse shares the key lessons he has learned throughout his humorous, unconventional business journey and life adventures. From the specific habits he practices to the motivating rules he lives by, Jesse will leave you with actionable steps you can take to design your most rewarding life.